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  • Blog Post: Telnet, meet...."PelNet v 2.0"

    The Microsoft Exchange team recently released a updated version of their Powershell powered script "PelNet". This tool can is very powerful for someone who wants to test mail flow or validate bunch of servers against single or even multiple smarthosts. For more detailed info and examples...
  • Blog Post: FLEX Visio Stencil

    FLEX is Office Visio stencil that contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. Creating visual representations...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.2 (OffCAT)

    The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) is a program that provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs. This report includes many parameters about your Office program configuration and highlights known problems found when OffCAT scans your computer. For any problems...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Log Parser Studio (aka. Log Parser)

    Anyone who regularly uses Log Parser 2.2 knows just how useful and powerful it can be for obtaining valuable information from IIS (Internet Information Server) and other logs. In addition, adding the power of SQL allows explicit searching of gigabytes of logs returning only the data that is needed while...
  • Blog Post: Directory Preparation for Lotus Notes Migrations

    DirPrep is a PowerShell based script that prepares the customer’s Lotus Notes and Active Directory environment for migration. The DirPrep process will populate all of the email related attributes on user accounts, create accounts to represent shared/group mailboxes, create accounts for rooms and...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Architecture Report

    Overview This script collects information about an Exchange 2010 organization. It generates an output HTML report to present all the collected data. With this report you can see very quickly what is working and what is not. You can use both a GUI version or batch version. The batch version can be...
  • Blog Post: Message Analyzer - an SMTP header analysis tool in Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

    Microsoft announced the release of their new Message Analyzer , a brand new addition to the Remove Connectivity Analyzer. Message Analyzer makes reading email headers less painful. Features of the Message Analyzer View the most important properties and total delivery time at a quick glance....
  • Blog Post: Exchange Transaction Log Generation Statistics Analysis Script

    When designing a site resilient Exchange Server solution, one of the required planning tasks is to determine how many transaction logs are generated on an hourly basis. This helps figure out how much bandwidth will be required when replicating database copies between sites, and what the effects will...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange PST Capture 2.0 (Updated)

    PST Capture 2.0 is used to discover and import Outlook Personal Folder (.pst) File Format files into Exchange Server and Exchange Online. PST Capture helps an organization that wishes to gain more control over their email data repositories by placing them into Exchange. By optionally installing PST Capture...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v17.8 Released

    Version 17.8 Updates Bug Fixes Fixed the “Recommended databases per DAG” calculation formula to take into account symmetrical design multiples when the “Calculated Number of Databases for Symmetrical Distribution” is greater than the maximum of databases that can be deployed...
  • Blog Post: Released: v19.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

    Microsoft just released the latest version of Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator tool v 19.9 Several enhancements and bug fixes based on community feedback have been made. Enhancements Revised name of Offline Address Book in MailboxDatabases.csv file Integrated...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2013 Tool

    Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced...
  • Blog Post: Exchange JetStress in depth - Updated April 2011

    After deploying Exchange 2010, Microsoft recommends to test the Storage sub-system before moving to Production. The below two links take you to guides (Thanks to the Authors!) on how to do it. Jetstress Field Guide Automating Jetstress
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Install Guide Templates

    You can use these templates as a starting point for formally documenting your organization's server build procedures for servers that will have Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server roles installed on them. Templates are provided for the Client Access, Hub Transport, and Mailbox server roles, plus a...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator - Released

    Microsoft Exchange Team finally released the updated version of the Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator. Download Calc from Source Readme from Source More Info are Here .
  • Blog Post: What is coming in Exchange 2010 SP2??....

    As in Source In terms of what’s next for Exchange, Kevin briefly talked about features that will appear in Exchange 2010 SP2 later this year. Three major updates were discussed: Address Book Policies (ABPs), also known as “GAL segmentation”. This feature is described for Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator

    MS Exchange team released today a beta version of a new Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator tool...!! Overview To help reduce the risks involved in Exchange Server network bandwidth planning, the Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator has been designed to help anyone planning an...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange PST Capture Tool

    PST Capture is used to discover and import Outlook Personal Folder (.pst) File Format files into Exchange Server and Exchange Online. PST Capture helps an organization that wishes to gain more control over their email data repositories by placing them into Exchange. By optionally installing PST Capture...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Processor Query Tool

    Back in October 2010, MS Exchange Team released a small tool that can help you to find the Processor Configuration that must be filled in Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Calculator. The tool name is Exchange Processor Query Tool , you can find more information about it from this link and you can download...
  • Blog Post: PST Capture Tool - Coming Soon

    Microsoft Exchange Team announced that they will be releasing a new PST Capture Tool. Source . This new tool, PST Capture, will be downloadable and free, and will enable you to discover .pst files on your network and then import them into both Exchange Online (in Office 365) and Exchange Server...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Datacenter Switchover Troubleshooter

    The Exchange 2010 Datacenter Switchover Troubleshooter is a kiosk-based PowerPoint application that allows administrators to work through the flow of questions to determine: What commands to run and where to run them How to verify the commands completed successful Download from Source
  • Blog Post: GAL Segmentation is coming in Exchange 2010 SP2

    Organizations looking for a native solution for GAL Segmentation built into Exchange 2010 will get it with Exchange Server 2010 SP2. For more details please review the announcement that was made today by Kevin Allison on the MS Exchange Team Blog here .
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v18.2 Released

    Version 18.2 Updates Bug Fixes Fixed the calculator’s database copy validation check function to allow for a single DAG to be stretched between datacenters when the database copy count is even. Fixed the “Storage Design Results Pane - Total Disks Required” when leveraging...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools

    Use the Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools to forward copies of your Exchange Server mail to your Exchange Online mailboxes. You can also use the Migration Tools to copy content from your Exchange Server, POP3, or IMAP4 e-mail server mailboxes to your Exchange Online mailboxes. This product intended...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™

    Microsoft released a Whitepaper detailing the"Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™" The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with...